Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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New Severe T-Storm Watch Issued for SW Central AL; More Counties Cancelled From Previous Watch

New Severe T-Storm Watch Issued for SW Central AL; More Counties Cancelled From Previous Watch

| June 28, 2018 @ 5:13 pm

NWS Birmingham, in conjunction with the SPC, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch effective until 12:00 AM Friday for Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, and Sumter counties.

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Severe Storms Continue To Push Southward; Over 100k Without Power

Severe Storms Continue To Push Southward; Over 100k Without Power

| June 28, 2018 @ 4:41 pm

The line of strong to severe thunderstorms has now pushed down to Tuscaloosa to Montgomery to Union Springs in the southern half of the area, bringing with it strong and damaging winds up to 60-70 MPH, almost continuous cloud-to-ground lightning, very heavy rainfall, and some small hail at times.

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NWS Birmingham Removes A Few Counties From The Severe T-Storm Watch

NWS Birmingham Removes A Few Counties From The Severe T-Storm Watch

| June 28, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

NWS Birmingham has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, and St. Clair counties.

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NWS Huntsville Removes A Few Counties From The Severe T-Storm Watch

NWS Huntsville Removes A Few Counties From The Severe T-Storm Watch

| June 28, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

NWS Huntsville has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for DeKalb, Jackson, Madison, and Marshall counties. The watch remains in effect for the remainder of North Alabama and a good bit of Central Alabama until 7:00 PM this evening.

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Slight Risk Continues For Most, Threat Over In Northeast AL

Slight Risk Continues For Most, Threat Over In Northeast AL

| June 28, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

The severe thunderstorm threat has ended for the locations that the line of storms have already moved through, especially up in the northeastern corner of the state. With that being said, showers with embedded thunderstorms continue, but this activity is occurring in rain-cooled and more stable air.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended Southward Again

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended Southward Again

| June 28, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

NWS Birmingham, in conjunction with the Storm Prediction Center, has extended the Severe Thunderstorm watch to now include Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties until 7:00 PM.

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At 2:00 PM: Severe Storms Continue To Push Southward Into Central Alabama

At 2:00 PM: Severe Storms Continue To Push Southward Into Central Alabama

| June 28, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds up to 60-70 MPH continue to push through the northeastern quarter of the state and has now entered into the Central Alabama counties.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended Southward, Includes Birmingham

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended Southward, Includes Birmingham

| June 28, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

The SPC and NWS Birmingham has extended the Severe Thunderstorm Watch southward to include Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker counties.

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Parts of North Alabama Until 7:00 PM

Flash Flood Watch Issued For Parts of North Alabama Until 7:00 PM

| June 28, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Cullman, Dekalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties until 7:00 PM this evening.

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Update at 12:45 PM: Severe Storms Moving Into North Alabama

Update at 12:45 PM: Severe Storms Moving Into North Alabama

| June 28, 2018 @ 12:43 pm

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving southeastward at 35 MPH and has now entered the northeast corner of the state. Several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have already been issued for parts of Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Dekalb and Jackson counties.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted For Parts of North/Central Alabama Until 7:00 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted For Parts of North/Central Alabama Until 7:00 PM

| June 28, 2018 @ 10:56 am

The Storm Prediction Center, in conjunction with NWS Huntsville and NWS Birmingham, has issues a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of the North/Central Alabama area until 7:00 PM this evening.

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An Early Afternoon Check On Central Alabama’s Hot & Humid Weather

An Early Afternoon Check On Central Alabama’s Hot & Humid Weather

| June 26, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

A few isolated showers and storms are dotting the radar as we have reached the halfway point of the 1 o’clock hour in Central Alabama.

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Just A Few Impressive Lightning Photos From Spann’s Social Media

Just A Few Impressive Lightning Photos From Spann’s Social Media

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

Tonight’s storms have put on a very impressive display of power and beauty. Here are a few shots taken from James Spann’s Twitter feed.

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Tornado Watch For Northwest and North-Central Alabama Has Expired

Tornado Watch For Northwest and North-Central Alabama Has Expired

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:02 pm

After collaboration with NWS Nashville and the Storm Prediction Center, the Tornado Watch was allowed to expire at 10:00 PM as scheduled.

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Central Alabama Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

Central Alabama Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

| June 23, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

NWS Birmingham cancels the Tornado Watch in Central Alabama for Blount, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, and Winston counties.

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A Quick Weather Update At 8:50 PM: Strong Storms Continue In The Area

A Quick Weather Update At 8:50 PM: Strong Storms Continue In The Area

| June 23, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

We still have plenty of untapped instability over parts of North and Central Alabama and the active storms are working their way into the more unstable air.

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